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on the work bench

Hooray, the Vern and Lettuce badges arrived! Aren't they cute?!

Here's a bunch of stuff I've been printing up for The Thing this saturday. They include signed art prints (get one for a fiver!) and my new 40-page collection: Nice Cup of Tea and a Deadline: Doodly bits & bobs Sarah made while she was supposed to be working. I'm also printing up some deluxe versions of the Airship comic I made with David O'Connell (tozocomic).

Dave printed up a bunch of Airship for the last fair, but they sold out straight away, so we need some more. I'm printing them on my computer so the tone comes out nicely and hand binding it, but it means it's a very fiddly process and takes AGES, so I only have eight copies so far. Urg. ...I will try to print more! I'm very proud of that little comics jam, it was some of the best fun I've had. Dave and I will be sharing a table at the Thing, along with Woodrow Phoenix.

This is the first collection I've done of my drawings, I hope people like it! (Thanks, dlasky, for the good advice about the title lettering.) The pages stick out a bit at the edges, but it looks a bit rough if I trim them with a scalpel, and I don't have time to go find a big industrial guillotine. So I will fancy the white bits around the edges look like a flash of knickers and pretend it gives my comic sex appeal.


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Mar. 26th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
Oooh, so much nice stuff & so little money...

Looking forward to catching up on saturday.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
It will be great to see you, Selina! :-)
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Mar. 26th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
Hi, Faye! I'm not sure yet about MCM Expo, I won't actually have a comic to represent, boo! I'm still working on pricing my stuff, but I think the badges will be 50p for the set of two. Are you coming to the Thing?
Mar. 26th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
too cheap -- at least charge 50p each!
Mar. 26th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're right! I just talked with Dave and he's charging 50p, and we're at the same table, so it makes sense to match that. So £1 for the set.

Mar. 26th, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
Oooo doodle book looks lovely, will def pick up a copy.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hooray! And see you soon!
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
Excellent binding technique. Prevents rusty staples in the decades to come :)
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
I've had a few bad run-ins with staples! I use them if I have to, but it always seems that when I get together something nice, and the last thing is stapling them, something always goes wrong and the staple squishes the wrong way or something and messes it all up. :-P
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
I have nothing to say but: Knickers!
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
That's just pants.
Mar. 26th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC)
Aww. I really want to go but I'm going to someone's birthday in Cambridge on the 28th.:(
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sad. :-( (But hope the party goes well.)
Mar. 26th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
Very nice - I may never look at saucily untrimmed comics the same way again. Hope you have plenty of them for Thing!
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I hope so, a bit more work to do and I should have a tidy little stack of minis!
Mar. 26th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
So much nice stuff & so little money...
Hooray, the Vern and Lettuce badges arrived!
I want all of these things. Can you make the Thing happen after payday, please?
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Re: So much nice stuff & so little money...
I will speak to the Time Lord...
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
I want a Sarah Pack! But I am not going to The Thing. I will grab the next opportunity.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
And I want a Rainbow Orchid!
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... if only Noel Edmunds still did 'Swap Shop' on a Saturday morning.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, I think he was the first person I didn't like when I arrived in Britain as a teenager. Mr Blobby on my very first morning... still makes me shudder! ;-)
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
I will be getting me some of those.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Fabulous. :-)
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! Can't wait to see it in person XD
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
It'll be great! :-D
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna buy like all of this. :D The Thing is gonna be stinkin! STINKIN' AWESOME! :D
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Like good cheese!
Mar. 26th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
These all look so good! Can't wait to get one.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
And I'll be making a path for your table! You always have the swishest stuff on offer.
Mar. 26th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Lovely. Might get some V+L badges for my kid sister.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Mar. 26th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (Maybe you could start walking now and get there in time...?)
Mar. 26th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
8D yay yay yay!! I'm going to the thing for the first time - it sounds amazing I can't wait!! :) I hope I can get some vern and lettuce badges and stuff - it all looks SO CUTE!!
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I hope you like it!
Mar. 26th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
I hope I'm in time to secure a copy of Airship. I loved reading that everyday on LJ.

And boy do those badges look great!

I'm having the exact same problems with edges sticking out. I'm trimming them off some titles but not others.
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm looking forward to being stall neighbours!
Mar. 26th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
All your merch for Saturday looks fab Sarah! Really looking forward to picking much of it up.

My other half is DESPERATE for V&L badges... we need a set for our son too.... oh an I want them too!!!

Look forward to seeing you saturday!

Mar. 26th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Wonderful!
That's great, badges all round! Saturday's going to be a great day.
Mar. 26th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Hmm .. starting to worry that all the goodies will be gone by the time I get there (probably midday)

Fingers crossed there's enough to go round :)
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sitting next to Dave and Woodrow, so there's a good chance people will get distracted by their ultra-fine wares!
Mar. 26th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Any chance you will sell any of the Vern & Lettuce Badges online? My boys would love those badges! So cool!

Mar. 26th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Drop me an e-mail with your address, I'm sure we can work something out. You guys are some of Vern & Lettuce's best fans!
Mar. 27th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
Holy Moly - I'm going to be spending a lot of money at your table! :P
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
hey sarah!

gah! i'd love to come, i want me one of those books >_O not sure if i'll be able to make it though, if i can i will! :)

Mar. 27th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
That would be so awesome if you could make it, I really do want to meet you one of these days!
Mar. 27th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yet again ...
Hi Sarah,

Yet again you have produced marvellous gorgeous stuff ... I love it. We probably won't be able to make it tomorrow but I hope you have a great time. If you have any stuff left over (not likely) tell us.
Mar. 28th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
On the work bench comments
Hi Sarah, really love the badges and I hope you have some spare when you come down to Crystal Palace with DFC team in a couple of weeks as I'd like to pick them up for my two daughters who really love Vern and Lettuce and loved the drawing class with the DFC at the Cartoon Museum a while back.

Also if you have any of your mags I'll defiantly purchase a couple.

I hope your having a great time at 'The Thing' it's a shame I've not been organised to make it there. Ho hum!

All my best and keep up the good work.
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Re: On the work bench comments
Thanks so much, Derek! I think Alex Milway is making badges from the same Vern and Lettuce pictures, so even if I run out, Alex will be bringing some along! Shame you couldn't make it to the Thing, but I'll try to bring along the mini comic. Say hi to your daughters from Vern and Lettuce for me! :-)
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